Grace Kelly’s first scene in a feature film: 14 Hours (1951)
Grace’s role in the film is small. Her first scene has her character, Louise Ann Fuller, speaking to a cop. She’s stuck in a traffic jam where a crowd has gathered because a man is threatening to jump from a 15-story New York City ledge. The cop tells her that if she wants to get anywhere she’ll need to get out and walk, helping her out of the car.
As the film progresses, Louise watches the drama play out in the street while preparing to sign divorce papers. Though not a lead in the film, Grace’s role and performance are significant to the film’s overall message.
Prior to portraying Mrs. Fuller, Grace had only appeared in small television roles.